Upgrade Platform: FAS8040

The N6240 (also known as V3240A, FAS3240, V3240, FAS3240A, V3240A) is the upgrade for IBM’s N6210 series of storage controllers and offers enhanced capabilities, better data accessibility and availability, and other enhancements. It’s an ideal solution for enterprise-level organizations in need of robust data storage and access.

Equivalent NetApp Platforms

  • V3240A
  • FAS3240
  • V3240
  • FAS3240A
  • V3240A

Upgrade Platform

  • FAS8040


The N6240 series includes three separate models – C21, which is an active/active dual-node base unit, E11, which is a single-node unit, and E21, which combines the C21 and E11 into a single unit. All offer outstanding data throughput, control and accessibility, combined with robust durability and stability. Low maintenance and easy expandability enhance value.


  • System-level redundancy
  • Support for concurrent block I/O
  • Fast response times make this an excellent choice for email and database needs

Features and Benefits

  • Fibre Channel and iSCSI support
  • Multiple FC loops per node
  • Expansion units are available (at least one expansion unit must be connected to the N system)


  • 3U and 6U standard 19-inch rack mountable
  • 1 -2 Quad-core 2.3 GHz processors
  • Up to 600 drives supported
  • 1 – 2 RLM ports per node
  • Redundant, hot swappable cooling fans and power supplies
  • 6 – 12 PCIe expansion slots